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Who We Are
At Ripple Foundation we believe that creativity, education and imagination are key components to success. Our dedication to fostering these areas in the lives of youth across Canada has been at the heart of our foundation since its inception in 2015. Our mandate is to generate funds to develop and facilitate activities that raise awareness and encourage creative writing in children and youth across the country. Our foundation is grounded by these 3 pillars:
Fostering creativity matters. As adults we are often conditioned to hinder our creativity and imagination but many of today`s innovations and inventions are a result of an individual daring to imagine, dream and be creative.
Ripple Foundation aims to support and develop programs that teach youth the benefits of creativity and education in their current and future lives.
Whether creativity results in the creation of a literary masterpiece or the engineering of a new digital product we are devoted to assisting youth in valuing their creative thoughts and enhancing them through education.
What We Do
More than 40% of Canadians aged 16-65 have low literacy skills. It is our belief at Ripple Foundation that developing community literacy programs that target children and youth can have a dramatic effect on their literacy as adults. Help us spread the word about our creative writing challenge Kids Write 4 Kids and connect with us at:
In 2012, Ripple Digital Publishing started Kids Write 4 Kids as a not-for-profit initiative to encourage kids to be creative, read and write. In 2015, Ripple Foundation assumed Kids Write 4 Kids as their signature creative writing program.
Ripple Foundation is primarily funded by donations from Ripple Digital Publishing. All proceeds received from programs operated by Ripple Foundation are invested back into foundation programs and community initiatives.
Kids Write 4 Kids is a creative writing program that consist of a writing workshop and an annual writing challenge for children and youth across Canada.
The purpose of the writing workshops is to teach children and youth the tools and techniques of creative writing in order to enhance their ability to write creatively. The annual writing challenge encourages Canadian children in grades four to eight to submit their creative writing pieces in hopes of becoming a published author.
Future foundation programing includes developing an online publication for youth. This platform will provide a voice for youth to publish content for their demographic.
Run 100% on the efforts of volunteers, we are continuously looking for people who believe in our mission and want to give back to their communities by volunteering their skills and knowledge for our cause. If you are passionate about creativity, education and youth and are able to contribute between 1-6 hours per week of volunteer time, get in touch with us.
"Using my knowledge and skills to create and give back to a cause I believe in gives me an inner satisfaction that words cannot fully describe."
Irene MukasaDirector of Programs
"I volunteer for Ripple Foundation because I love that it is an organization that supports and encourages youth to push their own limits when it comes to their creativity."
Angela De PalmaDirector of Education
"Stories are a personal and powerful means of expression. Children and youth who create stories are empowered to have a voice and to have it received and validated by an audience, resulting in a mutual means of inspiration."
Ziad AhmedSocial Content Manager
"Encouraging children to use their imagination and write stories was a huge factor in making the decision to volunteer with Ripple Foundation. At the same time, I'm developing my skills, learning more about myself and the community around me."
Yeni AdeyemoBlog Writer
"I love stories, whether reading or writing them, and I love the opportunity that Ripple Foundation gives me to encourage our youth to find that love too!"
Diana GhergulovSocial Media Ambassador
"I volunteer at Ripple Foundation because I strongly believe in the values promoted by the foundation. I have always been a strong believer that learning helps each of us in every aspect of our life."
Laurie FisherSchool Ambassador
"I love being a Kids Write 4 Kids School Ambassador. As an experienced writer and literacy specialist who is passionate about enhancing literacy for all people, I will continue to engage in community outreach for KW4K and encourage youth to write poetry and creative stories."
Katrina WarenyciaBlog Writer
"Books and reading have always been an important part of my life and I believe literacy can change lives. I am excited to share this passion with others through my volunteering with the Ripple Foundation."
Bindu GoelFacebook Content Creator
"I find it incredibly satisfying to be volunteering for a cause that I believe in. It gives me great pleasure to be doing something that is selfless."
Raymond ArmstrongInsight & Research
"I am volunteering with the Ripple Foundation because I wanted to do my part in unearthing the next generation of Canadian storytellers."
Natalia ToussaintCommunity Relations Associate
"I began volunteering with KW4K as part of a school assignment. I decided to stay on as I believe the creative and supportive outlet KW4K provides is important for young, innovative minds."
Laura StradiottoBlog & Video Art Director
"Writing and creativity is an essential part to every childhood. It teaches us at very young age, that our imagination is the most powerful tool."
Candice ZhangSocial Media Ambassador
"Volunteering is great, since you get to meet new people. Just remember that you have so many ways to get involved in your community, so step forward and take the action. Change the world. Turn impossible to reality!"
Alice CehicSocial Media Ambassador
"I volunteer because I love everything Ripple and KW4K support. I am proud to be a part of a group of people who share the same goal, and wish if I had Ripple growing up, to inspire me to write and read."
Christina CarewPR Consultant
"I love meeting new people and supporting great causes. Ripple provides me with both these opportunities. I love having working with enthusiastic volunteers whose ideas are very inspirational and who see limitless possibilities."
Vanna NguyenInstagram Manager
"Teaching children to read and write is essential for their success. By volunteering with Kids Write 4 Kids, I have the opportunity to be creative and to use my skills to promote a cause that I believe in."
Karrar RazaProposal Writer
"Ripple Foundation allows me to support my community in the longer-term perspective, by promoting literary skills in youth and to help develop the habit of reading - something we can all benefit from. For a book fan like myself, its a win-win situation!"
Lily GutmanProgram Partnership
"When my son's face lights up as we read a book together, I'm reminded of the joy and excitement a story can bring. I hope to encourage that light in other children with the Ripple Foundation, helping to inspire a love of reading and writing in youth."
Agnes LauGrant Writer
"I believe that promoting literacy and education in youth is extremely important since it helps ensure that as many doors are open as possible for them in the future. I am happy to help the Ripple Foundation to attain these goals while working with a great group of people."
Jumana NuriProject Co-ordinator
"Empowering children to make the most of their creativity, opens up possibilities that will enrich them for the rest of their lives. I cherish being part of the process that lets kids blossom into who they were meant to be."
Kanna Ody AnigboguCreative Writer
"I was encouraged to write, and to be creative. This is the perfect opportunity to give back! I'm so glad I found Ripple."
Maxim RakovPublic Relations
"After many years of working for NGOs and business I realized there are two things that can make this world a better place. I am speaking about education and creativity, and this is what Ripple Foundation is all about."
Miranda DibbBlog Writer
"As a volunteer, I am looking forward to being apart of the Ripple Foundation and its mission in encouraging and highlighting the importance of children expressing their creativity and imagination through the art of writing and story-telling."
"I became an artist to share stories. Creating worlds and conveying stories has always been a huge part of my illustrations. It is truly amazing to help encourage young authors to create worlds of their own!"
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